Juan Fernández de Velasco, 5th Duke of Frías

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Juan Fernández de Velasco, 5th Duke of Frías
Spouse(s) María Girón de Guzmán
Noble family House of Velasco
Father Íñigo Fernández de Velasco, 4th Duke of Frías
Mother Maria Angela de Aragón y Guzmán El Bueno
Born c. 1550
Died 15 March 1613(1613-03-15)
Madrid

Juan Fernández de Velasco, 5th Duke of Frías[1] (c. 1550 – 15 March 1613) was a Spanish nobleman and diplomat.

Juan Fernández de Velasco was the son of Íñigo Fernández de Velasco; and of Maria Angela de Aragón y Guzmán El Bueno. He inherited his father's title of Constable of Castile, and was present at the signing of the Treaty of London (1604). Juan Fernández de Velasco was also Governor of the Duchy of Milan in the period 1592-1600 and 1610-1612. In 1595, he led the Spanish forces in the Battle of Fontaine-Française against the French, where he let victory slip through his fingers, due to excessive caution.

Descendants[edit]

Around 1580, the Duke married María Girón de Guzmán, eldest daughter of Pedro Girón de la Cueva, 1st Duke of Osuna. Together they had a son and a daughter. The daughter, Ana de Velasco y Girón in turn married Teodósio II, Duke of Braganza and in 1604 gave birth to João, 8th Duke of Bragança, who was crowned King João IV of Portugal on 1 December 1640. In 1608, after the death of his first wife, Juan Fernández de Velasco married Joana de Córdoba y Aragón, and together they had three children:

By María Girón de Guzmán:

By Joana de Córdoba y Aragón:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In full, Spanish: Don Juan Fernández de Velasco y Aragón, quinto duque de Frías, décimo Condestable de Castilla, septimo conde de Haro, tercer marqués de Berlanga, tercer conde de Castilnovo, noveno mayorazgo y señor de la Casa de Velasco, señor de la Casa y Estado de Tovar, Camarero mayor y Copero mayor del Rey, gobernador y capitán general del Estado de Milán, presidente del Consejo de Italia, del Consejo de Estado y de Guerra. embajador de SM en Inglaterra

Sources[edit]

  • Castro Pereira Mouzinho de Albuquerque e Cunha, Fernando de (1995). Instrumentário Genealógico - Linhagens Milenárias (in Portuguese). pp. 329–30. 
  • Hobbs, Nicolas (2007). "Grandes de España" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2008. 
  • Instituto de Salazar y Castro. Elenco de Grandezas y Titulos Nobiliarios Españoles (in Spanish). periodic publication. 
  • "Genealogia" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 15 October 2008. [dead link]


Government offices
Preceded by
Carlo d'Aragona Tagliavia
Governor of the Duchy of Milan
1592–1595
Succeeded by
Pedro de Padilla
Preceded by
Pedro de Padilla
Governor of the Duchy of Milan
1595–1600
Succeeded by
Pedro Henriquez de Acevedo, Count of Fuentes
Preceded by
Pedro Henriquez de Acevedo, Count of Fuentes
Governor of the Duchy of Milan
1610–1612
Succeeded by
Juan de Mendoza, Marquis de la Hinojosa
Military offices
Preceded by
Íñigo Fernández de Velasco, 4th Duke of Frías
Constable of Castile
1585-1613
Succeeded by
Bernardino Fernández de Velasco, 6th Duke of Frías
Preceded by
Íñigo Fernández de Velasco, 4th Duke of Frías
Duke of Frías
1585-1613
Succeeded by
Bernardino Fernández de Velasco, 6th Duke of Frías
Count of Haro
1575-1580
Succeeded by
Íñigo Fernández de Velasco, 9th Count of Haro